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Barry Lee Brown
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Obituary for Barry Lee Brown

Barry Lee Brown, age 46, of Miller, Missouri, passed away at 2:44 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.  He was born June 5, 1971, in Springfield, the son of the Terry and Connie (Crawford) Brown.

Barry was a 1990 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and attended Tulsa Welding School.  He worked at Bailey’s Quarries for 15 years, where he was a loader operator.  He also worked for Blevins Asphalt and Coastal Energy FMC, and was a volunteer fire fighter for the Mt. Vernon Fire Department for several years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and had a great love for life and loved unconditionally.

He left behind four amazing sons, Bailey, Noah and Ethan Brown, all of Urbana, Missouri and Edward Brown of Springfield.  He taught his boys to hunt and fish and enjoyed nature and the small things in life.  His fiancée, Shana Becker and her family, who loved and cared for him dearly.  His parents, Terry and Treva Brown of Miller and Connie and Jim Irwin of Mt. Vernon; sister, Carrie and Patrick Gunnels of Mt. Vernon and their children, Lacquin Linder, Shawn Gunnels and Leiah Gunnels; aunts, Carla and Stan Brown of Springfield and Delorce and Ken Woods of Mt. Vernon; uncles, Ronnie and Thelma Brown of Mt. Vernon, Chester and Carol Brown of Ash Grove and James and Kathy Brown of Mt. Vernon.  Barry also left behind a large family of great aunts and uncles and cousins from California, Kansas City, Marshfield and Florida.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tillman and Nova Brown, Lloyd and Jackie Kay and Carl and Carol Crawford, aunt, Shirley Brown, cousins, Melissa Wilson Brown and Jason Sumners and many other beloved family members.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.  Burial will follow at the Monett IOOF Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in the funeral home chapel.

Memorial donations may be made payable to the American Cancer Association, in care of the funeral home.

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510 E. Cherry St.
510 E. Cherry St., Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712
10:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Fossett to Mosher Funeral Home

Funeral Service:
510 E. Cherry St.
510 E. Cherry St., Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712
11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home

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Monett IOOF Cemetery

Monett IOOF Cemetery, Monett, MO


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